Preventing Commercial Water Loss
Water damage is always stressful to deal with, and even more so when it's your business that's affected. Damage to your business spells a direct impact on profits, and whatever service or products you provide, all business owners want to avoid this.
Damaging equipment and documents, property, and keeping you closed down, are all ways water damage hinders your operation.
At SERVPRO Kaufman County & Cedar Creek, we understand that time is of the essence, and that every moment you are battling water damage, is a moment you are not working. We are eager to see our neighbors and fellow businesses in Mesquite thriving. We hope you never need our help to deal with water damage, but if you do, we've got your back.
Our experts also took some time to compile this list of their very best tips for preventing water damage to your commercial building.
Broken pipes are a leading cause of commercial water leaks. Don't turn a blind eye to damp, water spots, mold, musty smells, cracking floors, and other indicators that moisture is getting where it should not. If your water bill suddenly spikes, investigate immediately, as a broken pipe could be leaking water into your precious business without your knowledge.
Roof leaks are another common cause of commercial water damage. Keep your roof regularly inspected by a professional, and commit to maintaining your gutters. All twigs, leaves, and other debris should be cleared from them regularly. If they become clogged water cannot flow away from the roof, which can lead to it creating an alternative pathway down through your building. It's also important to keep trees and shrubs trimmed back away from your roof to avoid them creating roof damage, which could allow water inside.
Similarly, windows can permit water to enter. Check them often as any unsealed windows can allow rain, snow and other moistures inside. Resealing windows is fairly straightforward, and can save time and money down the road.
Check your HVAC system and schedule routine maintenance. As your system ages cracks and leaks are not uncommon, but all of these can allow moisture to escape into the structure of your commercial building.
Invest in a flood detector. If the worst happens and water is entering your business, a detection system could help you get it stopped before it has time to do extensive damage. For many commercial properties, these systems are well worth the investment.
By being proactive and staying up to date on maintenance, it is possible to greatly lower the risk of water damaging your business.
In the event the worst happens, we're ready at SERVPRO Kaufman County & Cedar Creek to show you why our company motto is "Like it never even happened." When you give us a call, our experts are dispatched quickly to assess your individual site and damage, and create a plan to act fast and efficiently, to restore your business to full working order.